Study Abroad at University of Nottingham with Arcadia University

University of Nottingham Housing Information

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Housing Preference Form

Please complete the online housing form on your Arcadia Passport. Please contact The College of Global Studies at 866-927-2234 if you have any questions about housing options or housing fees.


University of Nottingham guarantees you accommodation in a catered hall of residence or in a self-catered flat. All halls have single or double rooms. Nottingham’s accommodation office will make the housing assignments and will determine placement in a single or double room. Students attending spring programs may have fewer housing options since assignments are based on room availability after the fall term or fall semester. University regulations require that you contract to remain in your assigned housing for the full duration of your program.

Housing Descriptions

Student housing is normally located on or near University Park, the main campus. There are two types of housing available:

  1. Catered Halls of Residence are a one- to 15-minute walk from the center of University Park, where most classes are held. These 12 halls are mixed-sex and provide full-board (three meals a day) seven days a week during term. The meals are served at fixed times of the day. You may miss them if in class. A varied menu is on offer to provide as much choice as possible, and a vegetarian dish is always available. You cannot cook your own meals in the halls, but pantry facilities are available to make hot drinks and snacks. No allowance is made in the fees for meals taken elsewhere.
  2. Self-Catered Flats are a 15-minute walk from the center of University Park, where most classes are held. Flats contain five or six single study bedrooms with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Bedrooms are fully carpeted, self-contained units with personal door locks and will include a single bed, desk/drawers, chair, wardrobe, bookshelf, pin board and data/voice point. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, oven, stove, and storage cabinets for food. Students must provide their own cookware and cutlery. These items may be purchased inexpensively in Nottingham. If you want to cook for yourself and/or have specific dietary needs, this is the best option.

Site descriptions can be found at here.

Meal Plan Surcharge

If your housing assignment requires a meal plan, the appropriate fee will be charged to your account and sent to the billing address you have indicated on your application after your program begins. Please see Arcadia’s fee schedule for details about this surcharge.

Linens and Laundry

In the catered halls of residence, sheets and pillowcases are provided and laundered by the University. You will need to bring your own towels. A duvets/comforter and pillow are provided. In the self-catered flats, you must bring your own sheets, pillowcases and towels. A duvet/comforter and pillow are provided. Launderettes are available for students to do their personal laundry.

Phone / Internet

All study rooms are equipped with phone points, but students must pay an extra fee to use these facilities and make external calls. Most sites are also connected to the University’s network via broadband service, and students can subscribe to this service upon arrival. Details on charges for phone and data connection will be outlined in your official accommodation offer. For more information, please see:

Housing Between Terms

If you would like to remain in residence during part or the entire long break (winter or spring), the cost will be covered by Arcadia University. Only full year students are eligible for housing over the winter holiday. You will be responsible for making your own arrangements with the accommodations officer and for paying the appropriate fees. You may then submit your receipt to Arcadia University’s London office for reimbursement. You may be asked to change rooms or residence halls. If you do not wish to remain in residence over the term break, you may be asked to store your belongings. Storage areas will be available to you.